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Doctoral student selected to attend Hawaii education conference

May 25, 2010  |  University Advancement staff

Liberty University Online student Tracy D. Sands was chosen to participate in the 2011 Hawaii International Conference on Education Jan. 4-7 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sands, originally from Knoxville, Tenn., and now living in Massachusetts, is a candidate for LU Online’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in teaching and learning, with plans to continue her career in school administration. Her long-term goals include a future in teacher education and continued research in the area of relationships in schools.

Sands will conduct a 90-minute session on the topic, research and findings surrounding her dissertation, “The Relationship Factor: Teacher-Student Relationships in Middle Schools.”

Now in its ninth year, the conference provides an opportunity for students and professionals from various education-related fields all over the world to network and glean new skills from others. It also gives teachers from cross-disciplinary interests a chance to build on their knowledge set. Last year, it welcomed more than 1,100 participants representing more than 35 countries.